Design and build

The single front camera is one of the differentiating features of the Realme 6 from its Pro sibling

Realme 6 is a bit on the bigger side with its 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Yes, you read that right, it has a 90Hz refresh rate. Sharing the front of the phone is a punch hole that houses its lone 16MP front shooter. In addition, the display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 keeping nice and protected.

realme-6-power-buttonOn the right hand of the phone is its fingerprint scanner, while on the opposite of it are the volume rockers and sim card tray. The sim card tray supports two nanoSIM cards and a microSD card for storage expansion. At the bottom are is the USB Type-C charging port flanked by the speakers on the right and the 3.5mm audio jack and microphone.

realme-6-rearThe rear has its quad-camera setup with the comet-inspired design on its plastic back. We received the Comet White version of the phone which I think is pretty sleek and sexy. However, because the rear is plastic and reflective, prepare for a fingerprint-filled experience with the phone. It does come with a case though.

Yep, that is a 3.5mm audio jack!

Its design is solid. I am a fan of the punch-hole display instead of the more traditional notch. In addition, it has enough heft and its shape has a nice contour which makes it fit comfortably in use. It is because of these that I didn’t seem to mind the larger size of the Realme 6. One-hand usage is, of course, a lot of adjusting and readjusting hand positioning which is expected.

realme-6-front-cameraThe buttons are pretty clicky which I appreciate especially with them being on either side of the phone. It helps when playing or watching a video as it keeps you from accidentally pressing the power button or boosting or lowering the volume.